Business

4:07pm

Wed January 8, 2014
All Tech Considered

TV Makers Look To Pack More Pixels Into Your Home TV With 4K

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 8:21 pm

Hollywood studios are wary of "ultra HD" or 4K TV making people more picky about what they watch in cinemas. But first, the TVs have to become mainstream.
Gero Breloer AP

Companies from Sony and Samsung to Netflix and Google's YouTube are putting their money into TVs that pack more pixels. Several models are on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

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12:21pm

Wed January 8, 2014
Economy

Poverty And Not Knowing Your Neighbor Are Connected, Expert Says

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 3:16 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We start the program today with reflections on money, speaking broadly. In a few minutes, we'll talk about some myths and facts about credit. Consumer columnist Sheryl Harris will help us clear up some confusion over what exactly helps and hurts your credit. That's in just a few minutes.

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12:21pm

Wed January 8, 2014
Money Coach

On-Time Payments Heal All Credit Report Wounds

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 3:16 pm

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This is the time of year when many people make an effort to get a handle on their credit. But you might be confused about what actions can actually help your credit and those that can harm it. Consumer columnist Sheryl Harris joined Tell Me More host Michel Martin to share some tips and debunk consumer credit myths.

Tip: Understanding your credit report

  • A credit report shows your credit and loan accounts, the balance owed on each account, and your payment history on each account.
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11:40am

Wed January 8, 2014
The Protojournalist

Can Amazon's Jeff Bezos Save Planet Earth?

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 1:07 pm

Jeff Bezos.
David Ryder Getty Images

Look. Up in the sky — and in that little package with the A-to-Z logo. It's a bird. It's a plane.

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8:43am

Wed January 8, 2014
The Two-Way

December Posts Strongest Job Gains Of 2013, Survey Shows

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 11:25 am

Job seekers have their resumes reviewed at a job fair expo in Anaheim, Calif., in June 2012.
Jae C. Hong AP

This post was updated at 11:20 a.m. ET.

Last year ended on a high note for U.S. employment, with December ticking off 238,000 new private-sector jobs, topping the previous month for the best showing of 2013, according to the latest data from the ADP National Employment Report.

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7:20am

Wed January 8, 2014
Law

Former Banker Could Help Feds Learn More About Swiss Accounts

A Swiss banker has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped thousands of Americans evade paying their taxes. Raoul Weil was one of the top managers at UBS, a Swiss bank that helped nearly 20,000 Americans hide their assets in secret accounts.

7:12am

Wed January 8, 2014
Business

Customers Reap Benefits From American, US Airways Merger

One month after its merger with US Airways, American Airlines has introduced some procedural changes for its customers. The world's largest airline is assuring its best clients they'll keep their perks.

6:50am

Wed January 8, 2014
Business

Butter Consumption Jumps To 40-Year High

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 7:12 am

The average American eats 5.6 pounds of butter — a 25 percent increase over the past decade. Its jump in popularity is due to an overall trend towards natural foods, and a "smear" campaign against processed butter alternatives.

6:02am

Wed January 8, 2014
The Salt

A Cheesy Meltdown: Kraft Warns Of Velveeta Shortage

Originally published on Thu January 9, 2014 1:24 pm

According to an AdvertisingAge report, Velveeta may be a little hard to come by in some areas over the next few weeks.
Paul Sakuma AP

If I say Super Bowl food, you think ... Velveeta? Maybe Velveeta with Ro*Tel.

Oh, yes. Ro*Tel's Famous Con Queso.

What could be more Sunday-in-January-indulgent than hot, creamy, processed cheese mixed with diced tomatoes & green chilies.

I have to admit, I've scooped up my share of con queso on a nacho chip or two.

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5:18am

Wed January 8, 2014
Business

Intel Striving Not To Miss Next Wave Of Computing: Wearables

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 7:12 am

Intel was a powerhouse in the age of personal computing, making its revenues from powerful chips built into PCs. But it has largely missed the mobile computing revolution. With PC sales slumping, Intel is intent on becoming relevant in the next wave of computing — wearables.

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